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Dog Bites

Monday, June 10, 2019

Support Dog Bite Cases on Airlines


Are airlines responsible when a support dog bites a passenger?

New York City personal injury attorneys may have noticed an uptick in lawsuits involving so-called “emotional support” animals in recent years due to what appears to be increasing cases of untrained animals being passed off as formally-trained and certified ones-- then biting or otherwise injuring people.

Historically, service animals like guide dogs for the blind and other service companions have gone through a lengthy, rigorous training program by professional agencies in order to properly and safely help their designated disabled person through the various situations a person may encounter in everyday life – – including air travel.

Unfortunately, the headlines are now full of people who have been injured by pets of those who claim their animals are emotional support dogs when they may not have had the proper – – or any – – formal training. This can obviously put the public at risk for
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Monday, June 11, 2018

New York Dog Bite Lawsuits

Q: Can I sue a dog owner for a dog bite injury?

The director famous for "Raging Bull" and many other movie blockbusters is involved in a new project that could be titled "Raging Terrier". But it's not a Hollywood film, it's a New York dog bite lawsuit for personal injuries allegedly caused by the director’s dog.

A former home nurse claims she was attacked in the director’s Park Avenue townhouse by what is believed to be the family's now-dead dog, Desmond.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pitbull and Grandma Face Off on Bronx Playground


Q: Who can be sued in a dog bite attack?

An unleashed pit-bull on a playground led to a possible Bronx dog bite case recently when a grandma reportedly put herself between her grandkids and the animal before it allegedly attacked her.

In the Bronx, personal injury lawsuits for dog bites can be commenced when someone suffers an injury or harm as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity. If it can be established that a person (such as a dog owner) and/or an entity (such as a property owner, landlord, management company, or government agency), was negligent and their negligence caused the injury, the injured party or parties may be entitled to compensatory damages.
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